Gartner names Azure as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

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Gartner has placed Microsoft Azure as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for the third year. Nicole Herskowitz Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform said that Microsoft is honored by this continued recognition as we are relentless about our commitment and rapid pace of innovation for infrastructure services.

With the G series, Azure led with the largest VMs in the cloud and we continue to deliver market leading performance with our recent announcement supporting SAP HANA workloads up to 32 TB. And while Azure is a world class cloud platform for Windows, it’s also recognized for industry-leading support for Linux and other open source technologies. Today, nearly one in three VMs deployed on Azure are Linux. Strong momentum for Linux and open source is driven by customers using Azure for business applications and modern application architectures, including containers and big data solutions. With over sixty percent of the 3,800 solutions in Azure Marketplace built on Linux, including popular open source images by Ubuntu, CoreOS, Bitnami, Oracle, DataStax, Red Hat and others, it’s exciting that many open source vendors considered Microsoft one of the best cloud partners.

You can read the full report “Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Infrastructure as a Service” here.

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